Dr. SeUsS FuN

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have been 108 years old today.  We've been talking about Dr. Seuss, silly words, creative fun and humor all this week.  This week, I'd like to share a new movie coming out--today as a matter of fact: The Lorax.  Has anyone seen a preview of this movie?  It looks cute, colorful and fun, but I don't happen to remember the story.  My kids are a bit old for Dr. Seuss.  Would love you to share your thoughts. Sometimes the movies made from Dr. Seuss stories have a little twist to them I wasn't expecting.  There was some controversy about Horton Hears a Who, which had a kangaroo who was "Pouch Schooled" which seemed to suggest the old socialization issue and perhaps an anti-Christian bias.  Please share your thoughts. If you liked this post, please subscribe to our RSS feed and share the link…


  • JoJo

    It wasn’t the books that came across this way, but the movies. The controversy about homeschooling was in how the kangaroo mom was portreyed in the movie Horton Hears a Who. I don’t remember the books being offensive at all. They apparently had a political msg, but it was done in a more subtle way. Frankly, I don’t remember the issue of Pouch Schooling coming up in the book at all. I thought it was something they added for the movie. I could be wrong.

  • Beth

    I pretty much learned to read with Dr. Suess’ Alphabet book! I entertained my children with Dr. Suess books as a homeschooling mom. I don’t remember anything negative regarding homeschoolers, but it’s been a long time.

  • JoJo

    I haven’t read them in many years!

  • Carla

    The Lorax was my favorite Dr. Seuss story of all time. It came out in 1971 and I was big on conservation at the time. It’s about preserving nature and fighting the onslaught of industrialization. Of course, I also liked the knitted thneeds. LOL I still read Dr. Seuss. I will never lose my love for it. I read it to my little sister and my kids, too, many, many years apart. To me, it is timeless stuff. “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!”

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